Middle and Back Office Solutions Insights
20th June 2018
With new regulatory frameworks, such as Mifid II, GDPR, designed to safeguard operational integrity, customers’ suitability and data, firms need to revisit their strategies. In this context, a top priority for wealth management firms is to comply with the latest regulation, while providing quality of service to clients. This adds a number of... read more
18th June 2018
In pursuit of reducing financial friction, banks and complementary service providers have begun to collaborate amongst themselves, as well as with external technology companies, on a global scale, to offer a seamless customer journey. In some cases, it is the external technology companies themselves who diversify, seeking new opportunities by... read more
18th June 2018
PSPs and financial institutions often have needs that are unique to their business. These needs that go unaddressed can turn into pain-points, and revenue reduction. It is extremely important for payment platform providers to provide flexibility, and to have the adaptation capabilities required to determine and customize creative solutions. The... read more
15th June 2018
2017 saw corporate investment in blockchain technology hit record highs. This year, every day new proofs of concept are demonstrating potentially huge benefits across a number of sectors, including commodity trading, and a recent Research and Markets report predicts that the global blockchain market will grow from $411.5m in 2017 to $7.68bn by... read more
13th June 2018
Historically, energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems in Europe grew to address automation. In the 1990s, Brady ETRM developed in tandem with northern European markets, while firms like Energeya (bought by FIS) and Sinergetica had greater foothold in the south. The particular demands on energy traders have been made more poignant by the... read more
11th June 2018
At Money20/20, bobsguide and PaymentEye caught up with Transact Payments (TPL) and GATE about their new partnership, the future of e-wallets, the interplay between US and EU paytech and the growing role of crypto in the payments space.
Listen below or here.
7th June 2018
Global treasury management is in a constant state of evolution. Hurdles like FX volatility, regulatory reforms, fraud and shifting market restrictions are causing unprecedented challenges for CFOs and treasurers – limiting financial visibility and slowing efficiencies with clunky and unfamiliar management processes. As a result of those... read more
4th June 2018
At Money20/20, held in Amsterdam this week, fintech outfit Ripple announced plans to support 17 universities - including MiT and UCL - to perform research into distributed ledger technology and the wider payments ecosystem.
“There are 4,500 job listings with blockchain and crypto out there so we’re confident this investment will arm... read more
30th May 2018
Blink and you could miss it.
Commerce is undergoing a massive transformation and becoming a hot-bed of rapid revolution. It’s where you see some of the most exciting new ideas come to fruition and incumbent providers failing to innovate being replaced by players embracing new technologies.
The movement is driven by changing consumer... read more